A Muslim has made an anonymous call to the Islamic community to stop complaining about discrimination and distance itself from violence committed in the name of Allah. "We Muslims must finally just let go of our egoism and our superiority, sanctimoniousness and ignorance," she said in an open letter published yesterday by newpaper De Volkskrant.
"We find it marvellous that Islam is growing. But there is a growth of blind belief (...) Take the beheading of non-Muslims in Iraq and Pakistan. The so-called heroic deeds are carried out in the name of Allah. What do we do? Do we condemn these? No, we look on silently. We do however take to the streets if there is an insulting cartoon in a newspaper and we threaten politicians with death (...)."
"What do we say about (...) Iran, where non-Muslims are not allowed to take a university course? About Afghanistan, where non-Muslims are spat at, insulted and hunted by Taliban-like Muslims? Or about the Netherlands, where non-Muslims are pestered with similar tactics by Muslims and preferably hunted out of the district? Nothing."